Upcoming Events


Compline Service

Sunday March 24th, 7:30PM – St. James Episcopal Church - presented by Jonathan Trotter


Compline is a sung service and is descended from the nightly prayers said before sleep at the end of the monastic day. It is a service in which we ask for God's protection during the night to come.  Please consider joining us for this reflective half hour of sung prayers, scripture, and anthems.   

Introit: In manus tuas – Tallis
Psalm 138
Hymn: All Praise to Thee My God This Night – Tallis
Anthem: Purge Me, O Lord – Tallis
Nunc Dimittis á 5 – Tallis


Easter Memorial Flowers

We will list in the Easter Service Leaflets the names of those who give the flowers to decorate our Church for the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday services and the names of those in whose memory this is done.

If you would like to make an Easter Flower Memorial this year, please enter your information on line. Please submit your requests by Monday, April 15. If using the form found in your bulletin, please make checks payable to St. James’ Church and mark them “Easter Flowers” and mail to: 3921 Oak Ridge Dr., Jackson, 39216, or, you may place it in the offering plate on Sunday morning clearly marked “Easter Flowers”.

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Please help us collect the eggs we need for our St. James’ Egg Hunt. Your donations of candy filled plastic eggs and prize filled plastic eggs will ensure that we have enough for this event. You may bring your donations to the church office.



Beware, flocks of flamingos are about to descend! But worry not, your friendly neighborhood youth group is here to help! Flamingo insurance can be purchased from the youth program for $30. This insures your yard stays flamingo free. If you don't get insurance and flamingos do magically appear in your yard, the youth group will happily remove them for a $30. Just for fun, for an extra $10 you get to decide where the flamingos go next! All proceeds go towards special needs ministry of the diocese. There is still time to get the insurance! Contact The Rev. Abram Jones at ajones@stjjax.org with questions.



Saturday, April 20, 6:30 pm. If you are interested in this baptism date contact kstephens@stjjax.org.

Other upcoming baptismal dates: Sunday, June 9, Pentecost Sunday; Sunday, July 28, St. James’ Sunday; Sunday, Nov 3, All Saints Day.

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Calling all students looking for service hours! We need help with several projects that need to be done. If you can spare some time please email Judy at jjohnson@stjjax.org and let her know.



Will be emailed each week of Lent beginning on Sunday, March 10.

If you are not receiving these and would like to be added to the email list, please contact Caroline Croom, Assistant to the Director of Children and Family Ministries, at ccroom@stjjax.org.

Offered by St. James' Children and Family Ministries



For our youngest children ages 10 Months through 3 Years of Age on or before Sept. 1, 2019 and their parents

Classes are held in the Gathering Area on the 2nd floor of Gray Hall on Wednesdays, March 20, March 27, April 3, April 10, no classes during Holy Week, April 24, May 1 -Please visit the St. James’ website at stjamesjackson.com to register under the Children or Music tab. Led by Katie Hathcock, lead teacher and director of Jackson Music for Aardvarks.
Offered by St. James' Children and Family Ministries



First Tuesday of Each Month

Place to be determined. This will be a great opportunity to gather and enjoy fellowship with others. Ladies interested in getting together and 'linking' for lunch contact Lana Boyll at 601-624-0221 or lbboyll@yahoo.com. Can't make lunch? Contact Meredith Matlock at 601-954-5071 or meredithmatlock@gmail.com for a Ladies Linking Dinner.


Mindful Presence

A Monthly Mindfulness Group for Parents & Good Shepherd Catechists

Sundays Feb 24, March 24, April 28, and May 19 from 4 – 5:30 pm at St. James’, Gray Hall, 2nd floor, Room 214.

Qualities such as love, compassion, presence and clarity are not virtues of the saints alone. These qualities can be developed and honed in the practice of daily living. Being present to children as a parent or as a catechist requires intention, self-awareness and resilience. By weaving mindfulness and self-compassion through the liturgical calendar, in a monthly meet up for parents and catechists, we will refresh, renew and discuss our ordinary yet extraordinary lives together. Our leader, Kathy Woodliff, is the founder of the McClean Fletcher Grief Support Center for Children and Adolescents, a psychotherapist and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher. Please register at https://diomsyouth.wufoo.com/forms/q3fqhht0pzprdd/. For more information contact Mary Nell Prichard at mprichard@stjjax.org. Offered by St. James’ Children and Family Ministries and in partnership with St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral



The Children's Garden, located on the south side of Gray Hall, is open on Wednesday evenings from 5 – 6:30 pm. All ages are welcome to help plant, tend, harvest and enjoy.
Offered by St. James' Children and Family Ministries


 Junior High DOY

March 29-31.

Who? Junior High DOY is for youth in 6th -8th grades, and Adults who work with youth are also invited to staff and participate in networking opportunities with other youth leaders!

What? A Division of Youth (DOY) weekend retreat is full of spirituality, fun, getting messy, and just plain being yourself. Each semester has a unique theme, and is packed with faith, friends, music, games, and fun!

Where? DOY weekends are held each semester at Camp Bratton-Green.

When? Registration begins on Friday night between 6-7 pm (be sure to eat supper before you arrive!) and the weekend ends on Sunday morning at 9:00 am.


Prayer Shawls Needed

Our large prayer shawl supply is getting low. Calling all knitters and crocheters to help us fill the shelves for this precious ministry. Please make the shawl large enough to curl up in, at least 2 feet x 4 1/2 feet or larger if possible.



Thursday, April 4, 11:45 am, in Fowler Hall.

Elizabeth Heiskell, a contributor to “Today” and Southern Living, is author of the new cookbooks, “What Can I Bring? Southern Food for Any Occasion Life Serves Up” and "The Southern Living Party Cookbook, a Modern Guide to Gathering.” Heiskell is our guest speaker on Thursday, April 4. This event is sponsored by our ECW group! Join us at 11:45 am on the first Thursday of each month for the First Thursday BookTalks at St. James’. Enjoy our $10 lunch buffet and hear one of Mississippi’s authors speak on their latest books.
Enjoy our $10 lunch buffet and hear one of Mississippi’s authors speak on their latest book.
Lemuria will be on hand with copies of the books to sell also. Invite your friends and family. The more the merrier!
Contact the church office at 601-982-4880 to reserve your seat!


Vacation Church School

Monday through Thursday, June 3- 6 from 8:30 to noon

Register for St. James' Vacation Church School, A Handful of Peace, June 3, 4, 5, and 6 from 8:30 am noon for rising pre-k4 through rising 5th grade children. Children will connect with God through mindful bread-making, gardening, play, outdoor time, and labyrinth walking. To register, click here! For more information contact, VCS chairperson Jess Eddleman at st.james.episcopal.church.vcs@gmail.com.


Monday through Thursday, June 3- 6 from 8:30 to noon

A Handful of Peace, for children who are rising Pre-K4 – rising 5th grade. Plan to volunteer and invite your favorite teens to offer their gifts this week. Group leaders, craft helpers, kitchen assistants, garden workers, playground dads and shoppers are needed. To volunteer, contact volunteer coordinators, Lauren Lomax at laurenclomax@gmail.com or Jennifer Gunn at gunnj@gosaints.org.
Offered by St. James’ Children and Family Ministries



Sunday, March 31.

The Church Periodical Club, often referred to as CPC, is an independent, affiliated organization of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America that is dedicated to the world-wide Ministry of the Word. The Church Periodical Club began in 1888 when a small group of women began sending bundles of church periodicals, prayer books and Bibles on Wells Fargo stage coaches to missionaries in the west. Delivery systems have changed but not the commitment to supplying theological and educational materials in support of the mission efforts around the world. Today the St. James’ Church Periodical Club continues to provide donations to our seminarians. On Sunday, March 31, CPC donation envelopes can be found in the pews and at each door to the Church.



Registration is now open! Visit www.graycenter.org for more information or contact Abram Jones at 769-223-2267: ajones@stjjax.org.



Sunday, April 7, following the 11:05 am service.

We will be joining the other local Jackson churches for an afternoon of paintball and fellowship. We will leave from the church following the 11:05 service and get lunch on the way to the field. The game starts at 1:30. We will contact parents as we return to the church. The cost is $40 per person, in cash or check only, but if you need assistance please let us know.



Our Lenten journey of seeking and sharing the Light of Christ will culminate in the Great Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 20 at 6:30 pm. Children ages Pre-K 4 – 5th grade are invited to take part in the lighting of the new fire of Easter at the start of the Vigil and to follow behind the paschal candle as it is led into the darkened church.  Children ages Pre-K 4 - -3rd grade will carry a paschal candle banner that they have made in atrium on Sunday, April 7 or April 14 or on Wednesday evening April 10 or April 17. Children in 4th and 5th grades are invited to carry a lit congregational candle in procession and share the light of their candle with the congregation as they process. Older children not wishing to carry a lit candle may carry a banner and assist with the younger children. Please email Mary Nell at mprichard@stjjax.org to indicate that your child(ren) will participate in the Easter Vigil. Reserved seating will be available for families with children participating in the procession.



Saturday, May 4, 6 pm.

Save the date! All proceeds go to benefit the Habitat for Humanity - Episcopal Build 2019. Each ticket is for one draw and admits two to the event, including all food and beverages. Form and payment must be received by 5 pm Friday, May 3. For more information and to fill out the on-line form visit our website, www.stjamesjackson.com. If you would like to be a sponsor and have your name or business promoted at the event please call Hank Aiken at 601-981-1574.



Wednesdays, 6 pm, in Oak Ridge Hall.

This class is team taught using the Discovery Series, which offers a short DVD session each week followed with discussion and a short presentation. Each weekly session is one hour long, stands on its own, and is open to everyone; those looking towards Confirmation, longtime Episcopalians, and those that are curious! Childcare provided. Come enjoy Parish Supper before the class! Confirmation will be the first Sunday in May. For more information and/or to sign-up; please contact Sheri Cox at sheri_cox_2000@yahoo.com, Leigh Grady at grafam1487@aol.com, or Thad Hopper at thadhopper@gmail.com.


Join Our Flower Guild

Our wonderful Flower Guild is looking for new members to help keep the beauty of flowers in the church on Sundays. No formal training needed, just a love of flowers and St. James’!! Bloom where you are planted!! Great way to make new friends!! If you are interested in helping with this wonderful ministry contact Allene Womack at mswomacks@aol.com



May 28 - 31 at Gray Center.

A Cursillo weekend provides a living experience - meeting Christ, meeting fellow Christians and experiencing how they live. It is a joyous workshop of our beautiful Christian faith where everyone learns by experiencing a living Christian community. If you have any questions or want to sign up for this Cursillo weekend please contact Ray Lewis at 601.940.0037 / rjlewis07@hotmail.com or visit the website at www.cursillo.dioms.org.

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Register Online Now! All information for the school can also be accessed from the website. Please note that community registration began on Monday, Feb 4 and enrollment is on a first come basis. If you would like additional information about the school or have any questions, please contact Whitney Veazey, 601-941-4296.



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(Or in Oak Ridge Hall depending on the weather)

Sundays at 3 pm for about an hour-ish.

The class is for all levels (beginner to experienced). Bring a mat and a blanket (if you don't have a yoga blanket any beach towel will do - it is just for sitting on and padding our knees) and some water; if you want to bring blocks or straps that is fine as well. As this is a sacred space, all are invited to bring something 'sacred to them' to place on the Labyrinth. If you have any questions contact Ray at 601-940-0037 or rjlewis07@hotmail.com.



We are still collecting your best, your most delicious, your family favorites, your most out of the ordinary and yes even your grandma's super secret recipes for a St James' Cookbook. The deadline for submitting recipes has been extended….so don't miss out and send in your favorite recipe! If the dish is gluten free, carb free, vegan, etc.. please make sure to indicate so on your submission. Please submit all recipes in 'Word' format and email to Ray Lewis at rjlewis07@hotmail.com. No email / no computer? Please leave a copy of the recipe at the Church Office. If you have questions please call or text Ray at 601-940-0037.

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We will gather to knit, crochet, and share stories together on the 2nd Monday of each month from 2-4 pm in the Guild Parlor. The next gathering will be Monday, April 8. Everyone is welcome to join us!



Saturday, April 20, Easter Vigil; Sunday, June 9, Pentecost Sunday; Sunday, July 28, St. James’ Sunday; Sunday, Nov 3, All Saints Day. If you are interested in any of these baptism dates, contact kstephens@stjjax.org.



Come visit our display in Fowler Hall! The Order of the Daughters of the King (DOK) is excited with our ministry: Art for the Soul. Each month different artists display their artwork, including paintings, pottery, jewelry and more. This program allows the artist to showcase and sell art to t he members of St. James' as well as others who attend various programs throughout the month. DOK uses its proceeds from Art for the Soul to support outreach ministries. Our featured artists for February are Jack Catlette and Lynda Williams (in the case). If you have any questions, special requests, or would like to make a purchase please contact Cathy Richardson at 601-572-5096.